ABERDEEN, Md. - For the second straight night, the Jamestown Jammers found themselves on the wrong end of a lopsided final score, dropping an 8-1 decision to the Aberdeen Ironbirds Wednesday at Ripken Stadium.
The loss drops Jamestown to 18-19 on the season and the team has two remaining games in Aberdeen scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
After the series in Aberdeen, the Jammers will travel to Connecticut for a three-game series with the Stedler Division Tigers.
One bad inning early in Wednesday's loss was the Jammers' biggest detriment. The Ironbirds exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third to take a lead that would never be challenged. Starter Helpi Reyes had one of his most challenging innings of the season during the third, allowing four singles and issuing four walks while allowing all five runs.
Jamestown got its first - and ultimately only - run in the fifth inning to make it 5-1. Sharif Othman led off with a walk and moved to second on Yeison Hernandez's bunt single. After Yefri Perez grounded into a double play, Juancito Martinez came through with a two-out single to score Othman and get Jamestown within four.
Any momentum gained in the fifth was lost in the seventh when Aberdeen plated three insurance runs. Facing Jammers relievers Ryan Newell and Bryan Berglund, Aberdeen got an RBI single from Will Howard, a Sam Kimmel bases loaded walk and an RBI groundout from Scott Kalush.
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2b-Yeison Hernandez (J). WP-Mark Blackmar. LP-Helpi Reyes.
The two clubs finished with the same amount of hits - eight - despite the large disparity in score. Martinez, Hernandez and Jesus Solorzano all had two hits for the Jammers.
Reyes took the loss, dropping to 1-3 on the year. He allowed five runs on five hits with four walks in three innings of work.